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LCA India’s soaring ambition and the sobering reality

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India initiated the Light Combat Aircraft program in 1983 to indigenously develop a multi-mission single seat tactical aircraft. As of 2009 it is yet to complete development and there seems to be no firm date when it will be inducted in the Indian air force. Different sources claim that the date may vary between 2010 and 2015. This has been one of the most expensive and painfully slow defence projects that India has ever undertaken.
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Written by Amit Rai

February 1, 2009 at 10:42 am